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Battersea 14 Oulton Street

A Memory of Battersea

Does anyone remember me, John Simmons? I had a brother called Teddy, sisters Jean and Val and a little brother that was killed in Henley Street, when a shelter fell on him. I remember Maggi Browns and Jills clothes shop. Does anyone remember Arthers clothes shop in Falcon Road? My mum was Anni, and my dad Ted, who have now passed away. I had mates Colin Huwitt, Stanley Thomson. I went to Latchmere Primary School, then Battersea County. It was safe in those days - I would go to town with my uncle Albert Gurney. Does anyone remember the British flag?

A memory shared by John Simmons , on Mar 25th, 2012.

Comments & feedback

Sat Nov 7th 2015, at 9:58 pm

Patricia Finnan commented:

I have just come across this site, I used to run "errands" for your mum when I was about 11. I remember her showing me the little altar she had for your little brother. I think my mum and your mum were in hospital at the same time when myself and your little brother were born. I lived in Longhedge street.

Sat Mar 12th 2016, at 3:27 pm

lgladwin99 commented:

I used to live in Culvert rd the flats above the row of shops although I don't recall your names I remember the British Flag I used to take the empty pop bottles bat to the off licence part and get the money only pennies but to me that was a lot back then.
I remember maggi browns also the co-op and walters clothes shop.

I also went to Battersea county between 1969-1975 I was in tower house my name was Lesley Jenner.

Nice to share a few memories

Take care


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